Journal of Advances in Humanities and Social Sciences
Journal ISSN: 2414-3111
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Received: 03 December 2015
Accepted: 20 January 2016
Published: 22 February 2016
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  • Sociological analysis on prisoners; with special reference to prisoners of death penalty and life imprisonment in Sri Lanka

Wasantha Subasinghe

Published online: 2016


This research paper tried to analyses the ideas on death penalty and life imprisonment experiences of its offender’s point of view. Within the framework of giving punishments and control criminals are essential for the society to its best functioning. There are organized crimes and instantaneous crimes against human and property. Findings revealed causes for engaging criminal behavior as well as feelings of them as offenders. Death penalty and life imprisonment are been punished especially for drug selling and murders. The end of life imprisonment decided by nature; but the date of death penalty will be decided by the president of Sri Lanka in Sri Lankan context. Still there is no decision on implementing the death penalty in Sri Lanka. These both categories of prisoners need if implementing death penalty or freedom. Some of them need to convert death sentence to life imprisonment. They are physically and mentally damaged after their imprisonment. Lack of hope and as well as lack of welfare and rehabilitation programs they suffered their lives in the prison.